vrrpd and HA
Tue, 26 Mar 2002 19:56:51 -0700
Soffen, Matthew wrote:
> Since I have done much of the work on FreeBSD systems (and have it running
> now waiting for help on getting CTS to run on the cluster) I guess that I
> will take a stab and seeing what the vrrpd does and how it works to do the
> Arping code.
> I also have Linux boxes (and Solaris) to do testing to see if anything can
> be written in a generic fashion (or at least as portable as possible).
The original author of the VRRPD code is the most excellent Jerome Etienne.
I've contacted him to see what he knows about this...
The code isn't really that hard. The current code knows how to format the
packets. It's basically a matter of convincing the OS to let you send out
ARP packets instead of UDP or TCP...
The current code can do some things we never do, like lie about our MAC
address. We don't need that.
Time to get out your Stevens books...
-- Alan Robertson